Be very worried if you cannot walk into the shop next door and get quality, safe food. Here is why:
You may be vexed about this whole foods issue, but it's our current reality. Your article implies that you would wish the food to be safe for everyone. Not just those who can afford it,and quality not based on perception but real data analysis.
Government can be able to apply such policies but they have proven ineffective.
Private sector could sanitize it but it requires philanthropic interference. It's good to create public awareness,that attracts attention. My hope is that it draws attention people with the ability to make changes at production level.
Am passionate about agriculture so allow me to engage you a little bit.
Say one is to buy chicken for meat.The options available would be indigenous kienyeji,an assortment of improved kienyejis and the broiler version. Popular perception is that kienyeji is the safest,but production of all these breeds uses so much chemicals that they are almost the same on level of toxins.
Even the mwea rice at some farms get sprayed with chemicals that have been pronounced unsafe for human consumption for various reasons. While it's easy to spot aflatoxin but how would you tell that this rice has chemicals you shouldn't ingest or tomatoes were sprayed with chemicals unsafe for human consumption.even the safe chemicas are given a duration of 1-2 weeks before they should be picked. Yet You find them being sprayed and picked after 3 days by farmers. It's a systemic problem.
It doesn't mean meat is bad,but a grassfed cow beats a zero grazed one ten nil on quality of meat,milk and leather products.
Institutions barely solve such kind of problems. I hope you would write to encourage investors,yes investors, people or institution willing to operate like 8 years without profit to build foundations of an agricultural system that doesn't necessarily live or die based on chemicals and synthetic fertilizers used and doesn't rely on rains.